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Flóra Carlile-Kovács | Felted Hat

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Flóra Carlile-Kovács | Felted Hat
Oct 13, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Cost: $170 + $18 materials fee; Pre-Registration Required


In this workshop you will learn how to calculate the shrinkage of the felt and how to make a 2D resist template to felt a 3D object. Flóra will show you how to create different hat shapes with the same templates, and give you ideas for surface decorations. The class will also study and explore how varying the density of wool affects shrinkage rates and provides us with control in shaping the brim. Extra attention will be given to fulling the felt correctly and shaping the hat.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced


What to Bring: Notebook, pen/pencil for notes, 2 hand towels, 2x5’ bubble wrap-- small or medium bubbles (you can tape pieces together),  2x3’ cotton sheet (old cloth), 1 olive or coconut oil soap bar in a container, 1 quart bowl for water, Sponge (to control water), Sharp scissors to cut plastic resist, Felting sprinkler (optional), Accent fibers (optional), Apron (optional)


Other Information: Materials fee covers costs for 4 oz of hand dyed fine merino wool and resist material.
 

Flóra Carlile-Kovács | Felted Hat

Cost: $170 + $18 materials fee; Pre-Registration Required


In this workshop you will learn how to calculate the shrinkage of the felt and how to make a 2D resist template to felt a 3D object. Flóra will show you how to create different hat shapes with the same templates, and give you ideas for surface decorations. The class will also study and explore how varying the density of wool affects shrinkage rates and provides us with control in shaping the brim. Extra attention will be given to fulling the felt correctly and shaping the hat.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced


What to Bring: Notebook, pen/pencil for notes, 2 hand towels, 2x5’ bubble wrap-- small or medium bubbles (you can tape pieces together),  2x3’ cotton sheet (old cloth), 1 olive or coconut oil soap bar in a container, 1 quart bowl for water, Sponge (to control water), Sharp scissors to cut plastic resist, Felting sprinkler (optional), Accent fibers (optional), Apron (optional)


Other Information: Materials fee covers costs for 4 oz of hand dyed fine merino wool and resist material.
 

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